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World Food Safety Day/ Zimbabwean food safety expert spreads awareness, inspires action

Zimbabwean food quality and monitoring expert, Ellina Fanizani Chakawodza, celebrated World Food Safety Day this year by conducting “food handler education” with food business people around her, sharing “how we can always remain prepared and be able to control any food incidences that may arise during production.” She was motivated, she said “by the lack of knowledge on what food safety is in many food service businesses.” Chakawodza has said she aims to promote World Food Safety Day every year “to see food safety [...]
16 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Qatar company simulates the unexpected for staff awareness

The Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) Qatar held its annual World Food Safety Day celebration across all facilities this year. The company focuses on empowering staff and customers by applying global food standards, with a view to continual improvements. One of those “improvements” is to ensure World Food Safety Day is observed as one of the organization’s annual celebrations. This year’s celebrations included unscheduled drills and simulations on all food warehouse sites, in line with this year’s World Food Safety Day theme, [...]
16 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ “We have shown our readiness for the unexpected, but there are always opportunities for improvement!”

Raising awareness of what we can all do to be prepared for the unexpected, regardless of our role in the "farm to fork" chain, was the goal of the round table organized by the Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food (HAPIH) in Osijek, on the occasion of the national celebration of this year's World Food Safety Day. The round table was organized with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) [...]
16 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Türkiye Conference

Türkiye, 7 June 2024 World Food Safety Day, celebrated all over the world by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), was commemorated with an event organized by the General Directorate of Food and Control of Türkiye, hosted by Minister İbrahim Yumakli. The event, which included participation from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)'s Chief Scientist  Carlos Das Neves, was marked by high attendance, including representatives of international organizations, international delegations, personnel from the Ministry [...]
16 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Yemen celebrates under the slogan "Food Safety: Prepare for the unexpected"

The Yemeni Organization for Standardization, Metrology and Quality Control celebrated the World Food Safety Day this year, under the theme of "Food Safety: Prepare for the Unexpected". This year's theme emphasizes the need to raise awareness about food safety-related incidents and the importance of being prepared for any eventualities concerning food safety and foodborne diseases. In his speech delivered on this occasion, the Director-General of the Organization, Engineer Hadid Al-Mas, emphasized that World Food Safety Day serves is an important platform [...]
16 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Indian school children learn all about food safety

The United Nations Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) encourages learners of all ages to develop the knowledge, skills and values to address global challenges including food insecurity, climate change, loss of biodiversity, unsustainable use of resources, and inequality. In recognition of the ESD programme, the Milon School in Nagaland, India, recently observed World Food Safety Day 2024 with a series of activities aimed at promoting proper food handling and safety practices. The event, which took place on 6 and 7 [...]
16 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Japan seminar

On 7 June 2024, the Japan Food Safety Management Association (JFSM) held a hybrid seminar. At the beginning, JFSM Chairman, Mr Kotani said, "Unforeseen circumstances must be included in the forecast." Next, Mr Abe from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries gave a speech. Food safety experts gave a lecture on unforeseen circumstances in food manufacturing and points to be careful of. In addition, food business operators gave lectures on voices from the field, providing an opportunity to think about [...]
16 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Government initiative in Peru names youth leaders for food safety

Lima, 12 June 2024 Within the framework of World Food Safety Day, the Ministry of Production (Produce), through the National Fisheries Health Organization (SANIPES), appointed the first five school leaders of food safety in the Institución Educativa Mercedes Cabello Carbonara, located in the Rímac district. The young leaders, who will be representatives of their respective secondary school grades - from the first to the fifth - will act as spokespersons to raise awareness about foodborne diseases. Likewise, they will have the great [...]
14 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ India Webinar and Exhibition

The Post-Harvest Technology section of the Fisheries, Resources, Harvest and Post-Harvest Division (FRHPHM) at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (ICAR-CIFE), Mumbai organized a World Food Safety Day event on 7 June. The National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) sponsored the programme. The events included a hybrid mode National Webinar on “Pertinent Issues in Food Safety and Hygiene” conducted by Dr Indrani Karunasagar, Director of Projects and Department of Science and Technology-Technology Enabling Centre (DST-TEC), Nitte University, [...]
13 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Celebrations in Chad

In Chad, World Food Safety Day was marked by a press conference organized by the Cabinet d’Expertise Six Sigma, a company specializing in a quality control approach covering the entire agrifood value chain. On this occasion, some local press outlets were invited, including FM Liberté, Radio Arc-en-ciel, Alwinda infos and Tchad 24. The message for the commemoration of this edition focused mainly on unforeseen situations in the face of incidents related to food safety. Indeed, after presenting the status reports on [...]
13 June 2024